Review: The 36-Hour Day

Monday, September 7, 2009

The 36-Hour Day is a book to buy if someone you love is growing a little older, and perhaps growing a little confused, too. The book is about memory loss and dementias like Alzheimer’s disease. It will give you information and strategies you need to care for your loved one, but more importantly, it gives you a perspective and understanding of what your loved one experiences as their illness transforms their behavior and memory.

I have an easy time finding quality technical content on the Internet, but I struggled finding good resources on this topic. The articles on dementia live in a wasteland of superficial prose, smeared by pointless advertisements. The 36-Hour Day : A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life is packed with advice to deal with the emotional, legal, medical, nutritional, and behavioral aspects of a heartbreaking situation. Kudos to the authors Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins.

The book will help you care for the person you love.

The book will help you care for yourself.

I highly recommend it.


Comments
Rik Hemsley Monday, September 7, 2009
Thanks for the recommendation.
Stan Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I know it must be tough. Best wishes.
Helen Saturday, September 19, 2009
Must read for those working with people who are diagnosed with AD and those who care for them. Will be picking it up again today plus 5 copies for my staff.
gravatar Sam Friday, November 27, 2009
Was just speaking with a friend of mine about a new 2009 documentary film on Alzheimer's and the creative arts and how it is improving the lives of patients worldwide. The film truly inspired me. My friend has recommend the book "36 hour Day" as a complemnaty reading to the film, I can see from your article and comments is a must read.
Ann Thursday, December 3, 2009
I used this book like a bible when taking care of my father who had Alzheimers. My mother had dementia and this again got me through the rough times. Easy to access info from using the index in the back. It helped me to not get angry or take things personally, but rather understand why they were acting in the way they were. I was able to separate the disease from my loved one. I have shared my copy over and over and over again. It is a timeless book.
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